Maria Lunney commenced working for Artbank in 2004. Prior, Maria has worked in Paris, Venice and Lyon as an art installation technician and as a museum preparator for the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Maria holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Graduate Diploma of Fine Arts from the Victorian College of the Arts and a Masters of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of the Arts. Also practising as an artist working in printmaking and the moving image, Maria was awarded a New Media Arts grant from the Australia Council in 2000 to work with Parisian Duo Art Oriente Objet in Paris. In 2001 she was awarded the Denise Hickey studio residency at the Cite International Des Arts in Paris from the Art Gallery of NSW.
As Registrar in Melbourne, Maria is responsible for looking after the care, upkeep and movements of the Artbank collection.